SINGAPORE: In today’s animal sighting news, an injured civet was found on the road in Radin Mas. Luckily, the animal was rescued from danger and left in safe hands by kind Samaritans.
An online user took to the online Facebook group Umbrage Singapore on Thursday (July 13) to share videos and photos of an injured civet in the middle of the road and what its rescuers did to get the animal to safety.
In the first video, the poor animal was seen struggling to move. Suddenly, someone screams, warning incoming vehicles of its presence.
“Called so many places,” the post read, “NEA, NPARKS etc etc etc. No one is coming. How?????”
The second video featured the kind Samaritans continuing to watch over the struggling animal, while the third video showed a man working to get it out of harm’s way. With a container over the animal, the man guided it farther away from the road. People could be heard coaching the man from the sidelines, reminding him that the civet would also need some air.
Thankfully, there was a happy ending to the story, as the last photo shared the update that the civet had been rescued. The person responsible for publishing the post also edited the post to include the update, saying, “Rescued and in safe hands.”
Netizens took to the comments section of the post to join the conversation. While some took part in the sense of urgency, a few others took the opportunity to talk about the issue of more of the animals’ natural habitat being destroyed.
“Thank you,” said one. “Looks like the civet population is flourishing.”
Image: FB screengrab / Umbrage Singapore
Another wrote, “Sad in Singapore all the forested land are clear(ed) to make way for housing…(only) small patches of forest(s) remain here and there.”
A third shared, “Sigh…we keep destroying the wild animals’ homes (so) that they have nowhere else to go and (are not) able to survive any much longer.”